8 Feb 2021, 08:39
Our Residents often participate in our search for answers to create a more dementia-friendly environment at the Devonshire.
8 Feb 2021, 07:26
Our Christmas celebrations started with the switching on of our spectacular front of the house Christmas lights.
4 Jan 2021, 22:32
With the imminent vaccine roll out we will be following Govt guidelines and hope to resume our Day Centre soon.
4 Jan 2021, 21:54
Our last meeting on Dec 8,2020 was on zoom. We discussed the roll out of vaccines, visiting guidelines and procedures. All Advocates love the weekly update calls from Smith and Donna.
6 Nov 2020, 14:05
In line with the government guidelines on Covid-19, we regretfully have had to suspend our in person free singing group temporarily.
6 Nov 2020, 13:47
Our workshops for family carers will give you simple tips and we will share what we have learnt over the past 30+ years and answer questions to help your care for your loved one living with dementia.
6 Nov 2020, 12:06
In response to requests for advice from concerned family carers we have been offering informal telephone advice and support during the Covid lockdown.
25 Sep 2020, 12:30
We commemorated World Alzheimer’s day on 21st September by hosting a FREE Dementia Awareness Workshop on Zoom.
19 Sep 2020, 15:13
LAST CHANCE TO BOOK! To commemorate World Alzheimer’s Day in September we will be hosting a FREE Dementia Awareness Workshop by Zoom on 21st September 2020.
15 Apr 2020, 09:20
The Devonshire is a home to me. Each morning I stepped through the door it felt as though I was entering my second home. Everyone always had a smile on their faces and was very welcoming. I enjoyed taking care of all the Residents and thanks to Devonshire Care Home and their continuous training, such as a walk through dementia and so many others they made me improve the care. I learnt that every single day is different and interesting in its own way. That is one of the aspects that kept me happy and smiling at the end of the day.
6 Apr 2020, 10:44
You are invited to join us for a Free Dementia Awareness Workshop, which includes a Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT) and light refreshments on Thursday 14th May. Due to the coronavirus national emergency this has temporarily been suspended.
27 Feb 2020, 16:16
This report by the Commission on Dementia and Music outlines the value and benefits of music for people with dementia and looks at the important next steps which can be taken to ensure that everyone with dementia is able to access music.
16 Dec 2019, 16:53
We understand that families sometimes become carers suddenly, and are often in shock and overwhelmed with the diagnosis of dementia.
16 Dec 2019, 11:53
Residents and Day Guests have been enjoying their days out to the Day Centre, with a range of activities planned for each session.
9 Dec 2019, 11:39
The Residents of our Care Home enjoyed the annual Christmas lights switch on
9 Oct 2019, 09:42
By understanding what happens when someone is diagnosed with dementia, we can prepare ourselves and build our support system as well as our toolbox to cope with the inevitable changes that the progression of dementia brings.
20 Sep 2019, 15:49
Tomorrow for World Alzheimer’s Day (21st September) we are holding a FREE Virtual Dementia Tour and Workshop.
20 Sep 2019, 15:43
Our most popular Day Centre activities are: market stall day, baking, balloon games, exercises, building with blocks and garden activities.
16 Sep 2019, 12:22
Our goal each day is to create magical moments for each of our Residents. Each individual moment adds up to create a good or great day.
9 Aug 2019, 16:33
World Alzheimer’s Day 21st September 2019. FREE Virtual Dementia Tour and workshop.
5 Aug 2019, 15:58
How the dementia cost betrayal of victims losing their savings and homes has even engulfed the Duchess of Cambridge's family
1 Jul 2019, 13:00
Families often ask us questions as they are often trying to understand a loved one’s behaviour. We have included some of the questions we have received.
1 Jul 2019, 12:25
Residents and Day Guests have enjoyed afternoon tea in the Day Centre garden, fresh air drives and our popular Wednesday singing group and coffee morning...
29 May 2019, 15:28
Understanding changes in personality and behaviours.
5 Mar 2019, 09:50
As the community is discovering our new Day Centre, we have received some extremely encouraging comments about our unique service. Messages from how cheerful our welcome umbrellas in the front of the Day Centre are to what a fun day out someone has had. We thought we would share this recent letter with you from Mrs. Christine McGoldryck.
4 Mar 2019, 21:49
Awarded to Kelly, Ahmed and Larry for their exceptional care and commitment for our Residents and family while at the hospital. Margaret’s family nominated all three staff.
4 Mar 2019, 21:27
Dementia touches so many lives. There is no way to really predict who will end up having to live with this dreadful disease. It hits every socio-economic, ethnic and age group, affecting men and women alike. And what havoc it creates! We know it robs people of their brain functions we just don’t know exactly which ones and to what extent.
11 Jan 2019, 11:54
We continued the 30th anniversary celebration year by inviting 150 guests to our Annual Residents Christmas Party. This year we were very pleased to include our new Day Centre Guests.
4 Dec 2018, 13:21
Residents, Day Guests and Staff have all been looking forward to seeing the new Xmas light display, inspired by a memory of the Christmas ‘lights of hope’ on St Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
3 Dec 2018, 13:38
Listen to our Director, Annar Mangalji, talk to Jackie Radio about our upcoming special Christmas event. Broadcast on the 3rd December.
23 Nov 2018, 18:47
Please join us for a Special Christmas event Thursday 13th December 2018 at 2:30pm-4:30pm.
10 Oct 2018, 11:18
On yet another warm Indian summer evening our new Devonshire Dementia Day Centre, next door, welcomed guests including the mayor of the Borough of Kingston, councillors as well as representatives from the Alzheimer’s Society UK – as it marked its opening with a Preview.
10 Oct 2018, 11:11
On an unseasonably warm 21st September 2018, we held an afternoon tea for World Alzheimer’s Day that Residents and Advocates really enjoyed. Lots of people commented that, it brought back memories of visiting the 1950s Lyons Tea Rooms with their parents.
12 Sep 2018, 12:55
Devonshire Dementia Care Home and Devonshire Dementia Day Centre are jointly hosting a special Afternoon Tea on 21st September at 3pm-5pm in support of World Alzheimer’s Day.
27 Aug 2018, 17:58
We are our currently recruiting the following positions: Assistant Managers, Carers, Housekeepers, Maintenance Persons, Kitchen Assistants and Part-time Cooks.
27 Aug 2018, 17:53
The Devonshire Dementia Day Centre invites you to our FREE WEDNESDAY COFFEE MORNINGS from 10:30 am to 12:30pm.
31 Jul 2018, 13:49
Congratulations to our Director Annar. She was awarded an honorary doctorate for her work in dementia.
31 Jul 2018, 08:07
Fresh air drives have been as popular as ever with our Residents visiting Richmond Park, Ham Dam and Bushy Park.
31 Jul 2018, 07:25
Each day staff try to create magical moments for our Residents to enhance their well-being through our many interventions and activities. We try to make each day count for every Resident. We capture some of the joyful special moments when Residents show their excitement and happiness. Here are some of June’s joyful moments…
4 Jul 2018, 13:03
Father of medicine Hippocrates said "Let thy food be thy medicine let thy medicine be thy food" Devonshire Dementia Care Home has been focusing on learning more about superfoods and adapting our recipes subtly so that Residents benefit without huge changes in the menus.
14 Jun 2018, 20:49
The beginning of May was very very hot with scorching temperatures into the high 80’s. Residents enjoyed time in the garden having afternoon tea and ice-lollies. Valerie, John, Ruth B, Jeanette, Teresa, and Muriel all commented on how beautiful the garden was with all the lovely flowers, herbs and trees.
24 May 2018, 12:44
The Music and Memory Programme of the Devonshire has many health benefits for our Residents besides decreasing anxiety it increases alertness and attentiveness.
16 May 2018, 19:43
You are invited to join us for coffee and cake on Wednesday 23rd May between 10 am and 12 noon.
13 Apr 2018, 19:40
We enjoyed a visit from a widely recognised cellist Amanda Truelove who plays for the London Symphony Orchestra, and her son Igor an equally aspiring cellist.
9 Apr 2018, 13:18
Four talented students from Kingston College Art programme have kindly volunteered their time and talent to create various theme boards in the Devonshire for our delighted Residents.
26 Mar 2018, 11:17
Nine-year old Daisie, Daughter of Assistant Manager Sammy, who had never had a haircut, decided to chop her lovely long locks off for a charity that provides wigs to help Children who have cancer.
15 Feb 2018, 22:45
Each day staff try and create magical moments for our Residents to enhance their well being through our many interventions and activities. We try to make each day count for every Resident.
5 Jan 2018, 20:58
Our Residents annual Christmas party was a huge success. To the delight of our Residents, a lot of our staff dressed up in costumes for the day.
7 Dec 2017, 20:51
Fifteen of us - Residents accompanied by Staff and one family member attended the Art Festival at The University of West London on Monday November 20th.
2 Nov 2017, 21:02
We try to make each day count for every Resident by creating magical moments and enhance their wellbeing through interventions and activities. Some joyful moments from last month…
10 Oct 2017, 15:25
We used small doll furniture and figurines and created stories that delighted both Residents and staff. The Residents who participated thoroughly enjoyed the experience for a short while and participated enthusiastically.
5 Oct 2017, 10:14
The Devonshire Dementia Care Home invites you to a free Wednesday coffee morning starting October 18 from 10:30 am to 12:30pm
7 Sep 2017, 13:48
University of West London Professor Victoria Tischler is working closely with our team at the Devonshire on several fronts...
21 Aug 2017, 09:00
The summer has been filled with lots of special moments. Here are just a few...
4 Jul 2017, 17:44
These are our latest vacant positions: Activity Coordinators, Driver for Minibus, Maintenance Person, Housekeeper, Day And Night Carers, Senior Carer